16 March 2020
Coronavirus Advice

Over the coming months, many people will be worried about the global spread of COVID-19.

We know that the virus will be with us for some time, so it is extremely important that we all work together and follow Government advice to support those in our families and communities who are most at risk.

Continue washing your hands regularly for 20 seconds, using soap and water each time. 

If you have any concern about your own health or symptoms, please call 111. You do not need to contact NHS 111 to tell them you’re staying at home. Do not go to a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital.

Stay at home for 7 days if you have either a high temperature and/or a new continuous cough. This will help to protect others in your community while you are infectious. 

Plan ahead and ask others to help you so that you can successfully stay at home.

Information and advice will continue to change over time, so please keep checking the following webpages to stay informed about how to keep yourself and others safe and well. 

All up to date Government advice about COVID-19 can be found on this webpage:


If you would like further information about self-isolation, or the latest information, please visit the Government guidance webpage below. This page is being updated every day at 2pm until further notice, in addition to press briefings and parliamentary statements:


If you are a UK national abroad, the Foreign and Commonwealth Office can help you on (+44) 207 008 1500, or contact the embassy in the relevant country. All up to date travel advice for each country can be found here:


Updated guidance for schools and educational settings can be found here:


Updated advice for employers and businesses can be found here:


Information about the Government’s public information campaign which sets out how everyone can take steps to minimise risk to them and their families can be found here: